Mareike's ultimate guide to healthy living - step #2: addressing any issues
OK - here we are at step two of my ultimate eight-step guide to healthy living.
In step one last month, I encouraged you to visit your doctor for a health check and complete blood work. So, how is your health looking?
If you know that you have chronic health problems (heart disease, diabetes, depression, arthritis or other conditions) treatment is a clear priority for healthy living.
Addressing these issues typically isn't a do-it-yourself task. Continue to work with your doctor or healthcare professional to manage or eliminate your condition. If you need further support, information or help, try these health organisations and associations:
- Depression and anxiety: www.beyondblue.org.au
- Arthritis support: www.arthritisaustralia.com.au
- Cancer support: www.cancer.org.au
- Heart disease support: www.heartfoundation.org.au
- Diabetes support: www.diabetesaustralia.com.au
The same goes for risky behaviours such as smoking or addictions of any kind. True health means being free of heavy emotional burdens that addictions foster, so must also be addressed and managed as part of your healthy living strategy. For help and support try these organisations:
- Smoking: www.quitnow.gov.au
- Drinking: www.drinkwise.org.au
- Drugs: www.na.org.au
- Gambling: www.gamblinghelponline.org.au
Pick up the phone and make the call to schedule that appointment and address your health issues and start living a healthier life today!
Look forward to next month’s Healthy Living Step No. 3: Move more!
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Mareike Bout is a qualified and registered personal trainer who specialises in holistic fitness and lifestyle coaching. She is a recognised leader in the industry, receiving the peer-voted South Australia Personal Trainer of the Year award in 2008. She is also a regular guest on Adelaide’s top-rating radio station FIVEaa. Mareike runs her personal training business, One Life Live Well, both online and from a private studio in Adelaide. Services include one-on-one training, outdoor group fitness, lifestyle coaching and weight-loss programs. Individually tailored programs encompass aspects of exercise, nutrition, relaxation, positive thinking, life balance, and goal setting. Her approach is to guide, support and educate her clients so that they posses the tools required to live a life of health, strength and vitality!